TONIGHT: Nearly 300 Rusty Musicians Get Chance to Play with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The much-anticipated Baltimore edition of “Rusty Musicians with the BSO” will take place tonight, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. More than 450 amateur musicians applied to join members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Marin Alsop in performances of Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and the finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, with 254 selected to participate. To accommodate the large number of participants, the evening will include four sessions starting at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Each session includes rehearsal time and a full performance. “Rusty Musicians with the BSO” is in keeping with the BSO’s vision to increase the community’s involvement in music and serve as a cultural resource for the Baltimore-Washington region.

The first “Rusty Musicians with the BSO” was held at the Music Center at Strathmore in February 2010, with a response of more than 600 applicants and a turnout of 400 participants.

Rusty Musicians with the BSO

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 with session beginning at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 2101

Marin Alsop, conductor
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Stravinsky: Finale from Firebird Suite (1919 version)

Tickets for these concerts are $10 general admission and can be purchased through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or


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